40 years as an analog circuit designer and electronic system architect, specializing in the entertainment industry, specifically professional audio and video systems. Currently president and chief engineer of Jensen Transformers, Inc. www.jensen-transformers.com. Prior jobs with Quad-Eight Electronics (now defunct maker of large recording consoles), Laser Images, Inc. (producer of laser light show "Laserium", and Capitol Records (manager of electronic development engineering). I hold 4 patents and do a lot of technical writing and lecturing at trade shows and universities about the widely misunderstood topic of grounding and ground loops - and the problems they cause. I'm a life fellow of the Audio Engineering Society and a life senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. I live in Oxnard, CA. In my youth, I was an avid drag racing enthusiast and, with the help of my dad (a mechanic), built a modified 1955 Chevy than ran "C-gas" class and won many trophies.
More often than not, with the purchase of a sports car comes the sacrifice of any sort of utility. In other words, you can forget about a large trunk, extra seats for the kids, and more importantly driving in snowy (or inclement) weather. But what if there was a vehicle that offered the best of both worlds; great handling and practicality?
Science fiction author Isaac Asimov may have the best rules for effective brainstorming and creativity. His never-before-published essay, "On Creativity," recently made it to the Web pages of MIT Technology Review.
Much has been made over the potentially dangerous flammability of lithium-ion batteries after major companies like Boeing, Sony, and Tesla have grappled with well-publicized battery fires. Researchers at Stanford University may have come up with a solution to this problem with a smart sensor for lithium-ion batteries that provides a warning if the battery is about to overheat or catch fire.
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